Storyville Records

The Treasury Shows Vol. 19

Price $15.99

Catalogue Number
9039019
Format
2CD
Artist
Duke Ellington
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Description

In April 1945, to promote the sale of war bonds, the Treasury Department contracted Duke Ellington to do a series of 55 min public broadcasts. This double CD contains broadcast No. 36 and 37 complete with radio speaks and encouragements to buy bonds + bonus material and extensive liner notes.

CD 1 contains a radio broadcast from Darthmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, May 4, 1946, plus bonus tracks from  The Hurricane Club in New York, September 3, 1943.

CD 2 features two radio programs from Radio City in New York, May 18 and May 25, 1946. The last tracks are again from The Hurricane Club but from September 1, 1943.

“Volume 19 offers the listener a Duke Ellington Orchestra that was zealously maintaining its confidence and energy...The remarkable output is swinging, bluesy, danceable and emotive.” writes William McFadden, who is also the author of the extensive liner notes.

Personnel

CD1 - Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Track 1 - 15: Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Francis Williams, Cat Anderson, Reunald Jones (tp), Ray Nance (tp, vln, vo), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Wilbur DeParis (tb), Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (cl, as), Al Sears (ts), Harry Carney (bs, cl, bcl), Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p 1), Fred Guy (g), Oscar Pettiford (b), Sonny Greer (dr), Kay Davis (vo), Al Hibbler (vo 2)

Broadcast, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH May 4, 1946

Track 16 – 21: Taft Jordan, Wallace Jones, Harold Baker (tp), Ray Nance (tp,vln), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Bernard Archer (tb), Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (as, ss), Nat Jones (cl, as), Elbert “Skippy” Williams (ts), Harry Carney (bs, cl, bcl), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g),  Junior Raglin (b), Sonny Greer (dr), Al Hibbler (vo 2)

Broadcast, Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, September 3, 1943

CD2 - Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Track 1 - 21: Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Francis Williams, Cat Anderson, Reunald Jones (tp), Ray Nance (tp, vo, vln), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Wilbur DeParis (tb), Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (cl, as), Al Sears (ts), Harry Carney (bs, cl, bcl), Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p 1), Fred Guy (g), Oscar Pettiford (b), Sonny Greer (dr) 

Broadcast, Radio City, New York May 18 & 25, 1946

Track 22 - 28: Taft Jordan, Wallace Jones, Harold Baker (tp), Ray Nance (tp), Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Bernard Archer (tb), Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Johnny Hodges (as, ss), Nat Jones (cl, as), Elbert “Skippy” Williams (ts), Harry Carney (bs, cl, bcl), Duke Ellington (p), Fred Guy (g), Junior Raglin (b), Sonny Greer (dr), Betty Roché (vo 1), Al Hibbler (vo 2)

Broadcast, Hurricane Restaurant, NYC, September 1, 1943  

Reviews

AllAboutJazz

Transcriptions of these literally passée shows on CD provide modern listeners with a unique opportunity to hear Ellington earning his living, demonstrating his patriotism by plugging the Treasury bonds and building his band's future. 

- Chris Mosey

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